Roanoke Island Festival Park
With only one day left at the Outer Banks, we wanted to make the most of our time! We pared our options down to four more stops...some longer than others. At the Roanoke Island Festival Park, we got an intensive history lesson on the area, from the native americans to modern times.
We kicked off the day with a little duck-hunting at the boat museum...then stepped 400 years back in time. At the settlement site, we saw settlers from the Roanoke Voyage of 1585. They show what daily life was like for the soldiers and sailors who traversed the Atlantic Ocean to build a permanent colony for England.With guns in hand, we first had to prove that we were friendly, and not here to attack! Then we were allowed to enter, learn all about black-smithing, and try our hands at woodworking and pottery making. The boys spent some time practicing their knot-tying skills (also good for cub scouts!), before we jumped forward in time.
Springing forward just a bit, we came to Indian Town, where the various aspects of native american life pop up along the trail. You can roast meats, build a wigwam, and do a rain dance!Before the visit was over, the boys ended up as a promotional feature for Festival Park.....and Mom ended up in the stocks!!!!!